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UPDATE, MARCH 26, 4:21 P.M.: Charles Anthony Murphy Jr. is now 2-for-2 in murder trials against him ending in mistrial. His first was declared in December, and today Orange County Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals declared a second to give the defense more time to examine evidence the prosecut ... More >>
Edelmira Corona was sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in state prison, closing the book on the murder-for-hire case reportedly born from co-worker Deborah Ann Perna's jealousy and hatred toward her brother, who was taking the reins of the family trucking business. The only one of six defendants who d ... More >>
fashionista.comNicki Minaj was celebrated for her originality and gusto after being spotted at Carolina Herrera's Spring 2012 runway show sitting beside Anna Wintour in a neon pom-pom-laden sweater. Now designer Jessica Rogers, 21, of SomedayNewYorker, is accusing Minaj and her team of copying he ... More >>
Elizabeth Taylor was the master at keeping herself relevant through tabloid headlines, but at least she had true talent. It seems the latest generation living off publicity is wading in a very shallow talent pool: Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, any Kardashian.The muck at the bottom of that talent p ... More >>
Gretchen RossiKe$haFirst of all, yes, there's a Real Housewife of Orange County who sings. In between muzzling her ex-boyfriend and being obsessed with Tamra Barney, Gretchen Rossi has found time to launch a cute little music career. "Revelation" is the sorta-catchy autotuned dance t ... More >>
Newport Beach's city council is apparently considering lawsuits against a trio of medical marijuana clubs, according to an item posted on the Newport Beach AOL/Patch website yesterday. The May 25 story noted that the three clubs were discussed in a closed session of Tuesday's city council meeting ... More >>
Limp Bizkit announced that their first record in eight years, Gold Cobra, will be released on June 28 (coinciding with a tour of Europe, where they inexplicably maintain a fan base). Here in the US, it's a different story, with Fred Durst and company derided for the last decade as everything fr ... More >>
Flickr user israelavilaYou wanna hate FOX News even more? Two days ago, they published a story under the headline "Food Police Kill Cap'n Crunch." It wasn't even original reporting, though, but rather a HuffPo-esque news-aggregator blurb that printed a story from AOL's DailyFinance blog. That sto ... More >>
Here in the goldarn US of A, we argue about Net neutrality, but over in Vietnam, there are citizens struggling just to get access to the Internet. It's like a mass of people who would looooooove dial-up AOL.Help for them is coming from this side of the world--in Washington, D.C., to be precise--w ... More >>
Robert Cowdell concedes he and his members did stop and consider whether openly displaying handguns in a Lake Forest shopping center was appropriate in light of the recent mass-shooting tragedy in Arizona.But after a half-second of pause, the answer was obvious: Hell, yes, it's appropriate.
The record-setting QB is in a Hawaii hospital in serious condition.Update, November 22, 11:03 a.m.: Terry Brennan indicated to reporters that his son, Colt, is "heavily sedated" and is "far from being alert." Colt is able to acknowledge that family and doctors are in the room, through hand signals, ... More >>
Where the hell is Hercules, California? Talk about civic inadequacy issues! Anyhoo, one funny, victimless crime happened there last week.
Guns don't kill people, only you can prevent forest fires and Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County causes crime to spike in Laguna Beach: the real Orange County city. The latter bit is wisdom comes from two Occidental College professors who crunched the crime data and now say rapes ... More >>
MySpace / Dagny PiaseckiUnlike all the other fans of "chillwave king" Neon Indian, you, dear OC resident, actually have a choice. You can either watch the video of the "Sleep Paralysist" single on Mountain Dew's Green Label Sound imprint, which came out AOL today, or you can go see t ... More >>
Obviously launched on 6/6/06, this Sunday marks the fourth year that heavy metal fans can unite to celebrate the International Day of Slayer (IDoS for short). That, and they can "demand the official recognition of June 6 as a public holiday."Observers of this metal holiday would stage "Slay-ou ... More >>
Ryan CouseThe Color Turning may currently be based in LA, but they've got strong Orange County roots--so strong, in fact, that they're holding their CD release show for Good Hands Bad Blood tomorrow, August 6, at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa. Physical copies of the 11-track record will be available ... More >>
UPDATED... Following up on Gustavo's thoughts here: CNN pundit Roland Martin (loved his show, Laugh-In) had this to say about Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren: "There were not many people clapping when his name was announced." That was right after another CNN pundit observed that those w ... More >>
Perhaps for not going so hard on Barack Obama in last summer's Saddleback presidential forum, the Lake Forest mega-church's pastor, Rick Warren (right), will deliver the invocation at the president-elect's swearing-in ceremony Jan. 20, reports CNN. Warren did not make a public endorsement in the rac ... More >>
"These newfangled phones are incredibly handy—letting us respond to e-mails from the boss whenever and wherever we want."
Last month, we mentioned the calendar boy contest the Boom Boom Room held to draw attention to its plight. It didn't exactly work - The Boom's closing on Sept. 3 (see today's headlines) - but it probably got AOL a shitload of page views. They apparently posted pictures of all 20 winners late last w ... More >>
Last week, we noticed that a photo of me watching a 3-D presentation made it into USA Today. Earlier this morning, I was told the photo was also on AOL. And then today, I see it on Time Magazine's website (thanks KT for the tip-off!) Be nice if they actually identified me in the pic. But anonymous ... More >>
As the memoir boom winds down, authors are training their sights on sis and bro
The AP wires are humming today with news that Brian Doyle, former deputy press secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, has been sentenced. Doyle was caught sending sexually explicit messages to Sheriff's deputies posing as a 14-year-old girl named Ashlynne, for which he has been sentenced ... More >>
As everyone surely now knows, The Drudge Report has solved the Mark Foley mystery. As you know, Republicans are all about taking responsibility for one's actions. As they demonstrate here, they are indeed taking responsibility--for having an innocent "prank" about pedophilia (nice sense of humor, gu ... More >>
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Let online pedophiles find us
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And other perils of modern life
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